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prurigo

 [proo-ri´go]
any of several itchy skin eruptions in which the characteristic lesion is dome-shaped with a small transient vesicle on top, followed by crusting or lichenification. adj., adj prurig´inous.
prurigo gestatio´nis (prurigo gestationis of Besnier) an extremely pruritic condition of unknown etiology occurring in the third trimester of pregnancy, characterized by the development of tiny crust-covered excoriated papules mainly on the extensor surfaces of the limbs but also found on the upper trunk and other areas of the body, and leaving a postinflammatory residue on resolution of the lesions. It tends to clear after delivery and to recur with subsequent pregnancies.
prurigo mi´tis prurigo of a mild type.
prurigo nodula´ris a form of neurodermatitis, usually occurring on the extremities in middle-aged women, marked by discrete, firm, rough-surfaced, dark brownish-gray, intensely itchy nodules.
prurigo sim´plex papular urticaria.

pru·ri·go

(prū-rī'gō),
A chronic disease of the skin marked by a persistent eruption of papules that itch intensely.
[L. itch, fr. prurio, to itch]

prurigo

/pru·ri·go/ (proo-ri´go) [L.] any of several itchy skin eruptions in which the characteristic lesion is dome-shaped with a small transient vesicle on top, followed by crusting or lichenification.prurig´inous
prurigo mi´tis  a mild type of prurigo that begins in childhood, is intensely pruritic, and is progressive.
nodular prurigo  a form of neurodermatitis, usually on the limbs of middle-aged women, marked by discrete, firm, rough-surfaced, dark brownish-gray, intensely itchy nodules.
prurigo sim´plex  papular urticaria.

prurigo

(pro͝o-rī′gō)
n.
A chronic skin disease having various causes, marked by the eruption of pale, dome-shaped papules that itch severely.

pru·rig′i·nous (-rĭj′ə-nəs) adj.

prurigo

[proo͡rī′gō]
Etymology: L, an itch
any of a group of chronic inflammatory conditions of the skin characterized by severe itching and multiple dome-shaped small papules capped by tiny vesicles. As a result of repeated scratching, crusting and lichenification may occur. Some causes of prurigo are allergies, drugs, endocrine abnormalities, malignancies, and parasites. Specific treatment depends on the cause. Symptomatic therapy is the same as for pruritus. A mild form of the disease is called prurigo mitis, a more severe form, prurigo agria or prurigo ferox. See also pruritus. pruriginous, adj.
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Nodular prurigo

pru·ri·go

(prū-rī'gō)
A chronic disease of the skin marked by a persistent eruption of papules that itch intensely.
[L. itch, fr. prurio, to itch]

prurigo

A widespread, itchy skin rash sometimes secondary to constant scratching but often of no obvious local cause.

prurigo (prōō·rīˑ·gō),

n a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin distinguished by the presence of several, itchy papules shaped like domes that are topped with small vesicles. Lichenification and crusting may develop as a result of repetitive scratching. A specific drug, allergy, malignancy, parasite, or endocrine abnormality may cause the inflammation.
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Prurigo.

Patient discussion about prurigo

Q. Does anybody know what can be done about a very itchy red rash on ones' toes which comes back every few months I've used different sorts of creams such as Lamasil. It's really bothering me and I'd love to get a few directions before I give up and go see a doctor.

A. Sounds like 'Athletes foot'. Here is a website that lists some remedies for it:
http://www.sanjuanregional.com/index.cfm/fa/category.display/category_id/223/Athlete's_Foot.cfm

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